LAST OF THE KOMBI CLASSIC

NO MORE VW KOMBI’S   😦

After 64 years of manufacturer, the famous (or infamous) VW Kombi van will have the last production run on New Years Eve in Brasil.  There is going to be a special commemorative series made, called The 2014 Volkswagen Kombi Last Edition .  There will only be 600 of these made, although I do prefer the older Split Window Kombis, I still wouldn’t mind one of these special ones.

The arse end

The arse end

Some of the features of this special van are below: 
The VW Kombi Last Edition comes with special two-tone white and blue body paint and each model will be fitted with a numbered identification plaque on the dashboard. Special design details such as whitewall tyres, white centre wheel caps and tinted rear windows provide an extra touch of nostalgia.

The upper section of the front grille, headlights and indicator rims come in the same colour as the exterior. Front indicator lights feature white crystal lenses. At the side of the vehicle decals help identify the special series: ’56 anos – Kombi Last Edition’.

Interior – special treatment

Inside, the Volkswagen Kombi Last Edition features distinctive blue fabric curtains in the side and rear windows and curtain fasteners bear the ‘Kombi’ logo, a feature typical of the model’s top versions from the 1960s and 70s.

The seats come in special vinyl upholstery, with sides in Atlanta Blue and a matching two-tone centre (blue and white). The model can seat up to nine people.

The internal side, door and cargo panels are also upholstered in Atlanta Blue vinyl and are finished with decorative stitching. The cabin and luggage area floors are fitted with carpet and dilour Basalto inserts, the same material that covers the spare tyre.

Last of an era

Last of an era

The instrument cluster boasts a special serigraph treatment and keeps the traditional Kombi design of speedometer at the centre and fuel gauge on the right. The MP3 sound system has red LEDs and features auxiliary and USB ports.

The model is equipped with the EA111 1.4-litre engine, which delivers 78 PS when used with petrol or 80 PS when used with ethanol (both at 4.800 rpm). The transmission is a four-speed manual.

Sounds pretty flash.  We own a 1957 Splitty, it has a new motor in it that Colin has done up but so far only half of the panel work has been completed.  I love it to bits and would neeeeeeeeeever  sell it.

These are like our split windown 57'

These are like our split windown 57′

Another wet Dunedin day today, we have just had some more thunder and a large downpour of rain at tea time, the Border Collie was so excited and was running around hypo like a zombie.  Our Dog, Deefa chases aeroplanes 🙂

Colin has been doing a little bit of work on restoring my car today (another VW),  even a little bit counts and he does enjoy achieving something…he has had an ‘ok’ day.  I went for a walk then met some friends at The Gardens, we had to flag that and go to one of the girl’s houses for coffee and cake due to the damn rain.

Look at my beautiful bargain china saucers (minus the cups) I purchased on my wandering about town.  They were $4 for five of them.  They are Golden Amber Ridgway, Made In England and I just love the design and colour.  I have to show you my best purchase for the end of the year.   Colin thinks they are hideous and can’t understand why I like them so much.

Golden Amber colour

Golden Amber colour

I can't wait to use them. :)

I can’t wait to use them. 🙂

Ridgway Pottery was one of the earliest Staffordshire potteries, founded by Ralph Ridgway during 1744.

This is what the cups look like... I am not sorry I don't have them, the saucers are the best.

This is what the cups look like… I am not sorry I don’t have them, the saucers are the best.

 

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